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South Dakota men pick up Summit League win at Denver

Kruz Perrott-Hunt scored a career-high 25 points to help the Coyotes to their second conference win of the year

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VERMILLION, S.D. — South Dakota guard Kruz Perrott-Hunt had career highs of 25 points and eight rebounds in leading the Coyotes to an 80-71 win against Denver Thursday night inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.

It was the second win of the week for South Dakota (9-7, 2-3 Summit), which improved to 7-2 at home this season. The Coyotes can draw even in Summit League play Saturday when they host Omaha (3-15, 2-5) at 4 p.m.

Perrott-Hunt led five South Dakota players who scored in double figures. Boogie Anderson, who earned his second consecutive start in place of the injured Xavier Fuller, tallied 12 points after registering a career-best 14 in Monday’s win at North Dakota.

Hunter Goodrick followed up a 19-rebound performance Monday with his second collegiate double-double Thursday. Goodrick had 13 rebounds to go with 10 points.

Mason Archambault battled foul trouble but reached 10 points for USD. Erik Oliver came off the bench to add 10 more. The Coyotes totaled 18 points from a depleted bench that saw true freshman Keaton Kutcher make his collegiate debut.

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Denver (6-13, 2-4) got 20 points, 10 rebounds and five assists from K.J. Hunt, who entered as the Pioneers’ leader in each of those three categories. South Dakota’s 37-28 edge on the boards and 13-4 advantage in turnovers aided the victory. Denver made 9-of-20 three-point shots to keep it close while South Dakota went 4-of-15.

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